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Intermittent showers and thunderstorms expected all day and evening in Charlotte

Uptown workers brave rain and traffic along South Tryon Street Friday morning
Uptown workers brave rain and traffic along South Tryon Street Friday morning dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com

Bands of showers that began about 4 a.m. Friday in the Charlotte region are likely to continue intermittently all day and night.

“They’ll still be lingering into the afternoon and evening,” John Tomko, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Greer, S.C., said at about 5:45 a.m. Friday.

Thunderstorms also are likely, according to the latest NWS forecasts. Some of the thunderstorms could produce damaging winds.

Tomko said thunderstorms are expected to wind down by midnight, although rain will continue Saturday morning.

The region is expected to receive a total of about an inch of rain before conditions gradually clear on Saturday, he said.

Saturday has a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10 a.m. The day is then expected to turn cloudy and then mostly sunny.

Friday should hit an unseasonable high of 77. The normal high is 68.

Highs are forecast to drop to 70 Saturday, 63 Sunday, 71 Monday, 61 Tuesday, 62 Wednesday and 70 Thursday.

Sunday through Wednesday should be sunny.

Thursday has a 50 percent chance of showers visiting us again.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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